Salice Salentino Riserva "Donna Lisa" DOC

Leone de Castris

Pronunciation
Sah-LEE-chay Salen-teeno
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Leone de Castris
Region
Puglia
Oenologist
Giovanni Di Mastrogiovanni

Overview

This is the top wine from this famous estate in Puglia. It has received Italy’s top award from Gambero Rosso on a regular basis and is a model wine for southern Italian winemaking. This Salice Salentino is made from 90% Negroamaro grapes (from 50 year old vines) and 10% Malvasia grapes that are carefully selected from the estate’s vineyards. This is a big southern wine that lives up to its fame and on the palate it is thick, rich and full in body and texture.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
90% Negroamaro, 10% Malvasia Nera of Lecce
Vinification
Rigourous grape selection. Varietals vinified separately in s s tanks, then blended and racked into French barriques.
Aging
18 months
Alcohol
13.5%
| Appearance
Deep ruby red.
| Aroma
A bouquet of cherries and red berry fruit as well as spicy notes with a hint of toasty oak.
| Taste
Thick, rich and full body, packed with fruit. Strong tannins with a long and satisfying finish.
| Serving Suggestions
This is a classic wine to serve with grilled lamb.

Salice Salentino Riserva "Donna Lisa" DOC

Suggested Retail:
$49.00
CSPC#:
549998
Available Sizes:
750ml
3000ml
Bottles Per Case:
6